If you are in danger call 000

Call Mary’s House Services on 1800 002 111

Call 24hr NSW Domestic Violence Line on 1800 65 64 63

Call Lifeline on 13 11 14

Safety, Support, Connection.

Daisy Centre Community Programs

Symbolic of hope and new beginnings, the Daisy Centre provides services to women experiencing domestic and family violence. It is a physical and virtual, safe place providing tailored services meeting the individual needs of clients at their level of comfort.

The Daisy Centre offers therapeutic and wellbeing groups, workshops, clinics, and programs for people who identify as women, and who have experienced or are experiencing domestic and family abuse. There is no charge for participation. Free childminding can often be arranged if requested at time of registration.

Details of group programs are below.

Portrait of a beautiful, freckled smiling woman in her 30s
Reflect & Restore
"I gained new coping strategies and perspective on life."

Reflect & Restore is a six week group program and is suitable for women who have left an abusive relationship and are ideally receiving support from a counsellor or psychologist. This is a reflective program that blends both psychoeducation with therapeutic activities including art, drumming, and mindfulness.

The program is run by qualified counsellors.


  • increase understanding of domestic and family abuse
  • build connection with other women
  • gain an understanding how past traumatic events can have an impact on emotional responses
  • develop strategies for emotional stabilisation, resilience, and self-care

For more information or to register, please contact us via daisycentre@maryshouse.org.au

Black Box Parenting
"Very helpful to discuss our situations with each other. Great parenting suggestions from other mums during our discussions."

Black Box Parenting is a five week group program and is suitable for women with children aged between three and 12 years old who have received some psychoeducation on the dynamics and complexities of domestic and family abuse.

The program is run by a qualified counsellor.


  • build rapport with children; develop safe, predictable, meaningful relationships
  • validate children’s feelings and emotions; build children’s resilience
  • use play/special time for self-regulation and creating positive memories
  • develop tools for kind and understanding responses to children’s behaviour; positive coping strategies

For more information or to register, please contact us via daisycentre@maryshouse.org.au

Art Therapy
"Creating art made me reconnect much deeper with my feelings. It enhanced my way to communicate myself without needing to talk."

Art Therapy is a six-week group program for women who have experienced abuse who are looking for an alternative way to develop self-awareness, explore emotions, address unresolved emotional conflicts, improve social skills, and improve self-esteem.

All materials are provided, and no art experience is needed.

This program is run by a qualified art therapist.


  • enhance physical, emotional, cognitive functioning, and social integration
  • develop insights and understanding to facilitate change

For more information or to register, please contact us via daisycentre@maryshouse.org.au

"I have had to live in my head for so long to stay safe. Connect has helped me on the journey to re connect my body and mind"

Connect is a 12 week program (Level 1 – 6 weeks, Level 2 – 6 weeks) of exercise-based physiotherapy for women of all levels of fitness who have experienced abuse and want to strengthen their physical and emotional health.

The program is run by an exercise-sensitive physiotherapist.


  • develop strategies to regulate the nervous system
  • build fitness and strength
  • support emotional healing

For more information or to register, please contact us via daisycentre@maryshouse.org.au

Financial Wellbeing
"...this exceeded my expectations. Very practical and comprehensive info."

Financial Wellbeing is a 90 minute workshop run in conjunction with CatholicCare. The program is suitable for women who have experienced financial abuse and want to gain basic knowledge and access to resources on financial matters that can assist them moving forward.


  • learn how to recognise and respond to financial abuse
  • gain financial sustainability and control through basic budgeting
  • learn about debt – good and bad
  • access to financial support services and resources

For more information or to register, please contact us via daisycentre@maryshouse.org.au

"Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I’m so thankful for this space, the support, and everything I have learnt. This is truly a special program. I will always remember it and use what I have gained."

“The Daisy Centre programs and staff were so important for me and two years on continue to be.”

The Daisy Centre also offers in-house clinics and referral pathways for:

Safety planning​

Trauma informed counselling

Family Law matters

Financial counselling

For more information, please contact us at